[Homestead] big agri-biz
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 18 20:48:30 EST 2008
Lighten up James. I know you have a sense of humor, sometimes a very good sense of humor. I was in a funny mood when I wrote that; knowing you would read it later. I figured you would chuckle and make a snide remark. I have read Chopra, long ago; and I've listened to him speak. To me, he is a snake oil salesman; but; I've said, more than once; I question myself and my beliefs about people and things regularly. I obviously meant no insult to you.
Here is a very nice commentary on Deepak Chopra from the WSJ from last week , for your pleasure (and no $12 <g>):
........" Soon enough, there was Deepak Chopra, healer, New Age philosopher and digestion guru, advocate of aromatherapy and regular enemas, holding forth on CNN on the meaning of the attacks.
How the ebullient Dr. Chopra had come to be chosen as an authority on terror remains something of a mystery, though the answer may have something to do with his emergence in the recent presidential campaign as a thinker of advanced political views. Also commending him, perhaps, is his well known capacity to cut through all sorts of complexities to make matters simple. No one can fail to grasp the wisdom of a man who has informed us that "If you have happy thoughts, then you make happy molecules." ...................
Call me a rat b*stard, James, but at least , first, smile. You are serious almost all of the time, which is appreciated. But, sometimes we all need to smile ...............bobford
--- On Thu, 12/18/08, Clansgian at wmconnect.com <Clansgian at wmconnect.com> wrote:
> From: Clansgian at wmconnect.com <Clansgian at wmconnect.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] big agri-biz
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Thursday, December 18, 2008, 6:37 PM
> > > I find men like Chopra hard to take, just as you
> find mainstream medicine
> > the same way.
> It's a strange headspace you are in, then, Bob. As I
> pointed out, even if
> Chopra were a complete charlatan (which is not in
> evidence), even if you bought
> absolutely everything he sold, you'd spend less than a
> trip for two to a good
> restaurant. Yet just review in your head for a second on
> how much you have
> spent on "health care" cost over your life and
> what the results are.
> Sort of like this:
> "I betcha that guy's a fake, just out for my
> money! Why I'm not going to be
> taken, I'm not going to spend $12 on his book! See
> what you've done now, you
> made me lose track of these medical bills I was going
> over.... let's see ...
> radiologist to read unnecessary ultra sound .. $200 ...
> drug that would be
> unnecessary if I quit smoking and spaded in the garden ...
> $500 .... sessions with
> a shrink ... $150 each for a toatal this year of $2000
> ...... Yes sir! I'm
> no fool. I'm not going give that guy $12 for something
> that may or may not
> work .... where was I? Superfluous examination ...
> $250 .... ninety second
> consultation with some specialist or the other .... $300
> ..... Geesh! The
> very thought that I'd throw $12 away like that .....
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